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Telegram gets custom notification sounds, message translation and other features

Telegram gets custom notification sounds, message translation and other features

Telegram has got features including custom notification sounds, custom mute durations, new auto-delete menu in profiles, web integration for BOTs, replies in forwarded messages, improved message translations on iOS and others.

Story highlights
  • Telegram has recieved a host of new features.
  • Telegram has got features likecustom notification sounds, custom mute durations, a new auto-delete menu in profiles and more.
  • Back in 2021,  India was the  largest market for Telegram with 22 per cent of its lifetime installs.

Popular messaging app Telegram has received a host of updates. The WhatsApp rival has got features including custom notification sounds, custom mute durations, a new auto-delete menu in profiles, web integration for BOTs, replies in forwarded messages, improved message translations on iOS, improved Picture-in-Picture on Android, and more.

Back in 2021, India was the largest market for Telegram with 22 per cent of its lifetime installs. Telegram has been around since 2013 but it witnessed an exponential growth only after WhatsApp's confusing policies came into play. A lot of users who were clueless about WhatsApp's new terms of service and privacy policies downloaded Telegram, fearing invasion of privacy.

Here are the features that Telegram will get soon.

Custom Notification Sounds

Telegram will now let users turn any sound into a notification tone, whether it is a short audio file, or a voice message. Users will also be able to create custom alerts through any music or memes.
"Sounds added in the notification sound list can be assigned to any chat. Tones currently support audio files and voice messages under 5 seconds up to 300 KB in size," the company said.

Custom mute durations

Previously, Telegram had the feature of temporarily muting chats for eight hours or two days. The latest update would allow users to mute notifications for a specific duration, like the length of a midday nap or extended vacation.

Auto-Delete Menu in Profiles

As the name suggests, the new feature would let users auto-delete any chat to make a conversation more confidential or less cluttered. Users can set timings for the auto-delete feature to function. They can enable flexible timer settings like 2 days, 3 weeks, 4 months, and more for auto-delete of any chat.

Replies in Forwarded Messages

Telegram users will now get to see reply previews while forwarding messages to other chats. Users also get the option to hide the sender's name or media captions to forward a message more anonymously.

Message translations on iOS

The latest update has brought tons of improvements to the translation feature on iOS. Telegram has added support for languages such as Ukranian. "The in-app translation feature of Telegram for iOS devices has been expanded to support better quality translations from many more languages, such as Ukrainian and is now able to translate the same languages as the Android app," the company said.

Published on: Apr 19, 2022, 4:42 PM IST
Posted by: BT Siteadmin, Apr 19, 2022, 4:38 PM IST